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Running With The Big Dogs

on December 28, 2017 - 9:37am
LAHS graduate Jennifer Necker with her dog Pippa flashing through weave poles earlier this month at the AKC National Agility Invitational in Orlando, Fla. Photo by Carl Necker

Jennifer Necker of Los Alamos and her dog Pippa race across the final jump at the AKC National Agility Invitational in Orlando. Photo by Carl Necker


Imagine directing your dog as quickly as possible through a series of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and various elevated obstacles in a 40 second sprint. That’s the sport of dog agility.

The best teams representing 166 AKC recognized breeds and All

Y: Reframe New Year’s Resolutions In 2018

on December 27, 2017 - 7:36pm

Y News:

Along with singing “Auld Lang Syne” at the start of the New Year, making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. However, while choosing a resolution can be easy, sticking to it can seem impossible. A 2014 YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions. Many (71 percent) tried, but stated that they fell short of their goals, while 40 percent confessed that gave up within the first few months, even weeks, of the New Year!

This year, The Family YMCA is encouraging community members to give their New Year’s resolutions a boost by

Holiday Hockey Festival Underway At Los Alamos Ice Rink

on December 27, 2017 - 5:20pm

Los Alamos Rams goalie Matthew Wehner in the Mites Division fends off two NM Ice players at the Los Alamos goal. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Rams vs the Albuquerque NM Ice. Photo by John McHale/


The Holiday Hockey Festival is under way at the County Ice Rink. The Festival began Wednesday and will run through Saturday, with games being played in the morning and in the evening.  

This Festival is an on going event and is very popular with hockey teams from the area and from Texas.  

This year there are two teams from Albuquerque, the New


Pajarito Mountain Open ... Torchlight Parade Canceled

on December 27, 2017 - 3:42pm
Pajarito is open daily for the holidays through Jan. 7, and then will be open Wednesdays - Sundays, Jan. 10 through March 4. 
Unfortunately, the Torchlight Parade on New Year's Eve is canceled due to weather.  
For more information on mountain conditions, other events at the mountain, and operations schedule, click here.

Even With Good Bike Plan, A Lot Is Up To The Cyclist

on December 26, 2017 - 2:03pm
Los Alamos

With the Laboratory beginning work on a site-wide bike plan, the County having just received Bronze level bicycle-friendly community status, and a plethora of good road and trail riding in Los Alamos and surrounding areas, there is a lot for local bicyclists to cheer about. That said, whether one is riding for fun, utility, or both, a lot still depends on the engagement and awareness of the rider in order to get out and back with the rubber side consistently down.

A road bike in battle dress for the ride up the ski hill with appropriate gears for an old guy and a

Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 26

on December 26, 2017 - 1:17pm
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors

As recommended in earlier fishing reports, it’s time to fish the Chama River below Abiquiu Dam now that the streamflow has been lowered. Anglers are having great success using a variety of baits and flies. There were a lot of trout stocked in this section of the Chama just prior to the lowering of the streamflow (564 rainbow trout stocked Dec. 20) and these trout are much more concentrated now that the streamflow is low (less than 100 cubic feet-per-second).

One complaint other anglers make about the fishing in this area is that

Los Alamos Athletes Enjoy A Great 2017

on December 26, 2017 - 10:08am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos athletes showed their true grit and determination and found success on the field, on the court, and everywhere in between in 2017. The town of the Hilltoppers brought home championships and top finishes, and Los Alamos has a lot to be proud of.
The Los Alamos boys’ basketball team had an up and down 2016-17 season. The ‘Toppers found a quick first round exit after earning the 14 th seed in the NMAA tournament in a loss at Farmington High School.
Former Hilltopper and Lobo Alex Kirk signed a